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January 23, 2023 To Mama, For a moment, I was mad at my body. I had my maternity clothes from my first pregnancy thrown on the bed and I was in the process of figuring out what fit , comfortably and flattering and boy was I frustrated. I was 180lbs when I gave birth to […]

Inconvenienced

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January 2, 2023 To Mama, 2023. The start of a new year and the biggest catchphrase of any new year is “new year, new me”. I’ve caught myself saying it this year and in years past, and it is usually followed by a couple resolutions I’d like to engage in and practice on this journey […]

Starting Again

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May 16, 2022 To Mama, What a weekend. Let’s just say it; never did I think we would see the ER in the first year of our daughter’s life. I hoped to avoid it until she was a teenager playing sports and I guess that was a Mama daydream. To back it up, she fell […]

A Reflecting Mama

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April 25, 2022 To Mama, We did it. We had our first overnight without baby girl and here’s what we learned about her. She was ready. She had been sleeping through the night with us for a week. She’s slept at my parents before- both naps and they’ve put her to bed while we went […]

First Overnight

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April 18, 2022 To Mama, I wonder if it’s just me. I glowed during pregnancy- I felt great, I was healthy, I LOVED being pregnant…so much so that I wondered how I would feel when I was no longer pregnant. And everyone I talked to said not to worry, once I saw our baby girl…that […]

Feeling Pretty After Pregnancy

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April 4, 2022 To Mama, I always thought I would want to go back to teaching after our baby girl was born. I loved working with kids, loved seeing their lightbulb moment when they understood a challenging concept and felt like I made a difference, day in and day out. Being a teacher was what […]

Stretch Mama

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March 21, 2022 To Mama, You look heavy. Yea, there’s still some baby pounds to shed but that’s a conversation for a different day. Heavy in that the weight of motherhood is on your shoulders and burdening your mind. The longer I am a Mama, the more I realize there’s an unspoken weight to being […]

The Weight of Motherhood

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February 2, 2022 To Mama, I started reading this little book Many Ways to Say I Love You by Fred Rogers…Mr. Rogers for all of us who grew up watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood…and these little passage struck me for a couple reasons. The first line for starters…I wonder how many people feel the way I […]

Growing Pains